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    Governance

    Joint panel OKs draft law on privileges for MPs

    KABUL (Pajhwok): A joint parliamentary panel, ignoring protests from civil society organisations, has endorsed a draft law giving lawmakers perks and privileges even after completing their tenure, an official said on Wednesday.



    Governance

    42pc of ballot boxes shifted to Kabul: Dobbins

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Nearly, half of all of ballot boxes have been shifted from provinces to the Independent Election Commission (IEC) headquarters in Kabul, the US special envoy said on Tuesday.



    Security and Crime

    Policemen among 6 injured in Farah blast

    FARAH CITY (Pajhwok): A roadside bomb on the outskirts of Farah City, the capital of western Farah province, left four civilians and two policemen wounded on Friday, an official said.



    Governance

    NSC orders probe into barbed wire fence

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday directed the relevant authorities to look into reports about installation of barbed wire and digging of trenches near the Durand Line by the Pakistani military.



    Governance

    Karzai wants media to exhibit responsibility

    KABUL (Pajhwok): President Hamid Karzai on Thursday called upon journalists and social media users to refrain from releasing reports that might cause divisions in society. 



    Governance

    Ahmadzai hopes for final results on schedule

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Leading in the preliminary result, Dr. Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Tuesday hoped the final outcome would be unveiled on schedule in accordance with the relevant law.



    Governance

    No more delays in results acceptable: Ghani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): Presidential candidate Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on Saturday asked the Independent Election Commission not to delay further the release of preliminary results from the June 14 runoff vote and declare the returns on Monday, a date his rival Abdullah’s camp opposed.



    Governance

    Preliminary results delayed until Monday: Nuristani

    KABUL (Pajhwok): The Independent Election Commission (IEC) on Wednesday said it had delayed the release of preliminary results from the June 14 presidential runoff election until Monday (July 7).